Consultation on society lotteries

Following advice from the Gambling Commission on a wide range of options, the Government is consulting on amending the limits for society lotteries in the following four areas: ● Large society lotteries: sales limits for individual draws ● Large society lotteries: prize limits for Individual draws ● Large society lotteries: annual sales limits ● Small…

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HE consultation on revised piling guidance

Historic England has undertaken a substantial update to its guidance on Piling and Archaeology. The main reasons for these changes were to align the document better with the NPPF and with Historic England’s recent guidance on Preserving Archaeological Remains. The amendments place a greater emphasis on the importance of understanding the significance of the site…

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Open consultations

Older consultations/surveys are currently open include: Historic England contested heritage consultation. Closes 16th February. England’s cathedrals’ future governance and funding. Closes on 28th February. Law Commission consultation on planning law in Wales. Closes 1 March. Local Authority Fair funding review: a review of relative needs and resources. Closes at 11:45pm on 12 March. Arts Council…

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Consultation on new guidance for charities that are connected with non-charitable organisations

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on draft guidance setting out the principles for managing relationships with organisations that are not charities. It is common for charities to have close connections with non-charities, for example trading subsidiaries or charities established by commercial businesses, and that this is not a concern in principle. However, the…

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HLF strategic funding framework consultation

This is a key consultation for the heritage sector and we encourage as many of you as possible to submit a response. Heritage Alliance members should send points they want included in our response to policy@theheritagealliance.org.uk asap. The consultation looks at how the HLF should use National Lottery Good Causes income for the period from…

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Open consultations

Consultations/surveys which are currently open include: Improving the use of planning conditions: consultation on draft regulations. Closes at 11:45pm on 27 February 2018. England’s cathedrals’ future governance and funding. Closes on 28th February. Law Commission consultation on planning law in Wales. Closes 1 March. Local Authority Fair funding review: a review of relative needs and…

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Charities SORP

The Charity Tax Group has highlighted that the Charity Commission and OSCR are inviting comments (until 4 April 2018) on amendments to the Charities SORP which are considered necessary because of the changes made in December 2017 to FRS 102. These changes include the clarification of the accounting treatment for payments by subsidiaries to their…

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Have your say on the Data Protection Bill

The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence on the Bill which, among other things, sets out how the UK would apply the derogations available under the GDPR. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration. The Committee will stop receiving…

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